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#1841 LJ

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 07:13 PM

For cruising I'll take RCCL over stuffy Cunard every time :)

I was on a Cunard cruise once and for dinner I wore a turtleneck sweater and they told me I couldn't dine without a tie. Meanwhile a guy in scruffy bluejeans and runners gets in because he has a tie on. :whyme:


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#1842 sebberry

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 09:28 PM

I was on a Cunard cruise once and for dinner I wore a turtleneck sweater and they told me I couldn't dine without a tie. Meanwhile a guy in scruffy bluejeans and runners gets in because he has a tie on. :whyme:

 

Cunard-White Star must still be concerned about their image after that little mishap in 1912.


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#1843 Matt R.

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 11:05 PM

The trick with Cunard is to book a duplex, that way you can eat in your room.

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#1844 jonny

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 08:00 AM

It’s amazing how a massive vessel can look so small next to something like Ovation of the Seas. I hopped down to Ogden Point today and the size difference was pronounced.

 

It's almost double the gross tonnage (91,000 vs 169,000)



#1845 SimonH

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 08:22 AM

Cunard-White Star must still be concerned about their image after that little mishap in 1912.

At the time of the mishap the Titanic wasn't a Cunard ship and White Star wasn't part of Cunard.


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 11:14 AM

I was also struck by the size difference although the "Oasis" and her sisters are the third largest class of cruise ships in existence so I suppose it should have come as no surprise. More interestingly to me I just assumed all the Cunard ships were classed as ocean liners but isn't the case, technically, with QE as she apparently lacks the heavier hull plating throughout the entire length of the hull. Rather only the bow sports the heavier steel in order to plow through the North Atlantic....



#1847 SimonH

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 01:15 PM

I was also struck by the size difference although the "Oasis" and her sisters are the third largest class of cruise ships in existence so I suppose it should have come as no surprise. More interestingly to me I just assumed all the Cunard ships were classed as ocean liners but isn't the case, technically, with QE as she apparently lacks the heavier hull plating throughout the entire length of the hull. Rather only the bow sports the heavier steel in order to plow through the North Atlantic....

QE and Q. Victoria are both based on a hybrid of the Vista class cruise ship design.

 

There is only one ship in the world  I would want to be on when crossing the North Atlantic.


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#1848 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 02:05 PM

that new titanic?

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 03:23 PM

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#1850 Nparker

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 03:34 PM

Queen Mary 2 was intended for routine crossings of the Atlantic Ocean, and was therefore designed differently from many other passenger ships...having been designed as an ocean liner, she required 40% more steel than a standard cruise ship. Queen Mary 2 has a maximum speed of just over 30 knots and a cruising speed of 26 knots, much faster than a contemporary cruise ship. Instead of the diesel-electric configuration found on many ships, Queen Mary 2 uses integrated electric propulsion to achieve her top speed. Diesel engines, augmented by gas turbines, are used to generate electricity for electric motors for propulsion and for on-board use...While the hull of a cruise ship will typically have a block coefficient of 0.73 (1.0 would represent a rectangular block) Queen Mary 2 is more fine-lined, with a block coefficient of 0.61...

 

https://en.wikipedia...MS_Queen_Mary_2

 


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